Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea says he is speaking to FC Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas about moving to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils shot stopper is with Fabregas on Spain’s training camp ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and hopes to entice his compatriot to join him in England after the summer.
“I’m trying to get him to come,” De Gea is quoted as telling La Sexta’s ‘Jugones’ programme by Spanish publication Marca.
Fabregas had a great season statistically, with only Real Madrid midfielder Angel Di Maria providing more assists than his 13 in La Liga last term, and his eight league goals were a highly credible tally too.
However, even in an indifferent campaign for the ageing Xavi Hernandez, Fabregas often found himself either on the sidelines or substituted.
The 27 year-old was taken off in 15 of his 28 starts, and used from the bench on a further eight occasions.
At Manchester United, it is safe to say Fabregas would certainly be first choice, and his passing ability from the middle of the park could transform the Red Devils.
If Barca are open to a sale, and De Gea has his ear, signing Fabregas would be a smart move by new Man Utd boss Louis Van Gaal.
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